To Die in Chicago
By: George Levy
Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65
To Die in Chicago is an exhaustive and detailed study of the largest of Union prison camps, and Camp Douglas in particular. This study exposes the purposeful brutality practiced by the Federal government during the Civil War. The shame of Camp Douglas and other Northern prisons was that the Union government could have provided food, shelter, clothing, and medical care for their Confederate prisoners, but did not. This scholarly documentation reveals the bureaucratic mismanagement of the Northern prison system, which led to the inexcusable death of thousands of Confederate prisoners.
Hardcover, 445 pages